May 10, 2014

Women's Track & Field Finishes Ninth At New England Championship

WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's outdoor track and field team finished ninth of 39 teams at the New England Outdoor Championship this weekend as sophomore Caroline Carley (Barrington, Ill.) led the Crusaders with a second place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:30.81.

Senior Stephanie Okpoebo (Chelmsford, Mass.) sprinted in the final heats of the 100 and 200-meter dashes and finished sixth (11.82) and seventh (24.13) overall, respectively. Junior Brianna Tabin (South Hadley, Mass.) earned a fifth place finish in the final heat of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.80.

The 4x100-meter relay team finished just one one-hundredth of a second off the Holy Cross school record pace, taking fourth with a time of 46.99. Senior Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) earned a fifth place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:15.81, while the 4x800-meter relay team finished sixth at 9:20.50.

In the field events, junior Michelle McGahan (Acton, Mass.) took sixth in the pole vault with a height of 3.55 meters and junior Sarah Dahlstrom (Southborough, Mass.) finished sixth in the heptathlon with a score of 4,032, landing first in the shot put with a distance of 11.47 meters.

Qualifying members of the women's track and field team will return to action at the ECAC Outdoor Championship on Friday-Sunday, May 16-18.

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